City Press 9/6/2020

City Press is a Sunday newspaper founded in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is an agenda setting publication, which specialises in politics, investigations, football, and leading opinion and business pages.

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2 min
sundowns snatch psl victory

It’s been said that it is not how you start that is important, but how you finish that matters most, and this was the case with Kaizer Chiefs, who broke their supporters’ hearts yesterday when they were pipped to the Absa Premiership championship by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns. The Brazilians made it a hat-trick of league titles after snatching it at the death yesterday. Chiefs have no one to blame but themselves after blowing the hefty 13-point lead they had at one stage in the campaign. It did indeed end in tears for the Amakhosi faithful, who were hoping to break their long run without silverware. Chiefs were on top of the log table for almost the whole year, only to lose it on the last day of the campaign. They went into their…

6 min
inside the da’s purge

The DA risks yet another exodus of senior members after opening investigations against several leaders with the intention of charging them, while others are planning to leave because they are disillusioned with the direction the official opposition has taken. This comes after Gauteng DA leader John Moodey resigned this week and reports surfaced that several provincial leaders were also in line to be charged by the party. A departure of senior members would mark the second mass exodus in the space of a year. Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane, erstwhile Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba and other senior officials quit last year, citing differences with the direction the party was taking after the election of Helen Zille as federal chairperson. Moodey announced on Wednesday that he was resigning from the party after 22 years,…

1 min

In an article last week, titled Is your retirement safe from plunder? (City Press, August 30 2020), a subbing error crept in. In referring to a statement made by Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat, the article read: “Momoniat reiterated that National Treasury’s position is that prescribed assets and lower returns could be imposed on members and that trustees or mandated asset managers must be allowed to decide how best to invest members’ funds.” The sentence should have read “that prescribed assets and lower returns could NOT be imposed on members”. City Press regrets the error and the misunderstanding it conveyed.…

1 min
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6 min
administrators add to north west deep rot

Section 100 administrators in North West, who have been accused of looting in cahoots with some ministers, are enjoying the services of bodyguards and around-the-clock police protection at their hotel in Mahikeng, and are being chauffeured around at taxpayers’ expense. This is according to the contents of a 20-page strongly worded letter containing 43 questions from North West provincial legislature members. They raised concerns about the continuous presence of the administrators in the province, and wanted to find out what they had achieved so far. The interministerial task team on the North West intervention, led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, was given seven working days to respond to the letter, which was sent on Thursday. The letter questions the cost implications of having the team of administrators – and…

3 min
mbalula defends record in transport department

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed as “unsubstantiated” and “malicious” the allegations made by a group of “ANC comrades” in the department of transport who lashed out against him in a letter written to President Cyril Ramaphosa. In his letter in response to the staff members’ allegations that there were several irregularities in the department, including unlawful appointments and corrupt dealings by the department in its procurement of personal protective equipment, Mbalula said the group was an external force masquerading as staff members. The group also accused him of acting like a celebrity and not paying attention to his work. “I have taken an unusual stance to respond to the letter doing the rounds on social media platforms and which has begun to overflow into mainstream media,” Mbalula wrote. “This unusual stance is informed…